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protests at city hall. phil. >> reporter: that's right. this is by the monitor that was appointed by the federal judge who is thinking about possibly even taking over the troubled police department if things don't shape up. here's the story. >> reporter: the independent monitor reviewed nine of the most recent level 1 uses of force by oakland police. eight of those cases involved officers shooting and in two of those cases, people died. one of the biggest questions raised was whether the shootings could have been avoided noting that in some cases, we do not believe the evidence supports the existence of an imminent threat at the time the trigger was pulled. of particular concern the report said are those cases in which the subject was shot in the back. the report also criticized investigators at times for, quote, failing to ask the difficult questions. and, quote, being report takers not investigators. also cited, bias on the part of police when investigating one of their own stating that, quote, in most cases, the investigators appears predisposed to the position that the shootin
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